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National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997

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27Provision of additional pharmaceutical services

(1)In the 1977 Act, after section 41, insert—

41AArrangements for providing additional pharmaceutical services

(1)The Secretary of State may—

(a)give directions to a Health Authority requiring them to arrange for the provision to persons in their area of additional pharmaceutical services; or

(b)by giving directions to a Health Authority authorise them to arrange for such provision if they wish to do so.

(2)Directions under this section may make different provision in relation to different services specified in the directions.

(3)The Secretary of State must publish any directions under this section in the Drug Tariff or in such other manner as he thinks appropriate.

(4)In this section—

  • “additional pharmaceutical services”, in relation to directions, means such services (of a kind that do not fall within section 41) as may be specified in the directions; and

  • “Drug Tariff” means the Drug Tariff published under regulation 18 of the [S.I. 1992/662.] National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 1992 or under any corresponding provision replacing, or otherwise derived from, that regulation.

(2)In the 1978 Act, after section 27, insert—

27AArrangements for providing additional pharmaceutical services

(1)The Secretary of State may—

(a)give directions to a Health Board requiring them to arrange for the provision to persons in their area of additional pharmaceutical services; or

(b)by giving directions to a Health Board authorise them to arrange for such provision if they wish to do so.

(2)Directions under this section may make different provision in relation to different services specified in the directions.

(3)The Secretary of State must publish any directions under this section in the Drug Tariff or in such other manner as he thinks appropriate.

(4)In this section—

  • “additional pharmaceutical services”, in relation to directions, means such services (of a kind that do not fall within section 27) as may be specified in the directions; and

  • “Drug Tariff” means the Drug Tariff published under regulation 9 of the [S.I. 1995/414.] National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Regulations 1995 or under any corresponding provision replacing, or otherwise derived from, that regulation.

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